WISCASSET — There is no doubt rainy conditions washed away the plans of many for the holiday weekend, including forcing state race tracks to pull the plug. However, Wiscasset Speedway took advantage of a brief window of opportunity and managed to get in its July 3 Group 1 fan appreciation show on Saturday night.

Despite the cloudy, cool weather and threat of rain, track officials rolled the dice and went on with an abbreviated program. Fans were treated to an on-track, driver-autograph session followed by children’s bike races.

The bike races were sponsored by The Patriot Riders Motorcycle Club (Brunswick and Augusta chapters). In the bike races for 8- to 12-year-olds, children were joined by the stock car drivers, who took shots at racing two wheels instead of their usual four.

Along with the on-track fun, to celebrate the holiday weekend, there also was an appearance by Wreath’s Across America and its Mobile Education Exhibit, set up outside the main gate and free to the public.

As far as the racing action, with the threat of inclement weather, the show was reduced to features in five divisions.

In the 40-lap spotlight feature for the Norm’s Used Cars Pro Stocks, Kevin Douglass of Sidney had a stout ride for the main event, and it showed as he methodically picked through the field to claim his first win of the season. In doing so, he also claimed the division’s points lead from Josh St Clair of Liberty at the midpoint of the season.

There was plenty of heated battles throughout the 40-lap race. Five-time champ Scott Chubbuck turned in his best finish of the season with a last-lap pass of Jamie Wright to claim second. Wright brought his ride home in third.

The Brackett’s Market 4-Cylinder Pro Division had an uncharacteristically rough night as several cautions flew in the 25-lap feature. Several drivers had their shot at the lead and win, but, in the end, Jet Decker of Chesterville made a last-lap, last-corner pass of Cole Bennette to grab the checkers. Binnette lost control of his car and spun to the infield just 50 feet short of the finish line.

Ryan Hayes of Jefferson and Nicole Benincasa of Buxton chased Decker across the line to pick up the second- and third-place trophies.

In the 30-lap feature for the Maxwell’s Market Super Streets there was an equally eventful race as several drivers made their case for the victory. Several cautions shook up the running order and kept the competition tight. Rookie Dominic Curit rebounded from early-race struggles and took home his first career Super Street win. He was joined in victory lane by older brother, Devin Curit (who picked up his best Wiscasset finish), and fellow rookie Colby Peacock of Yarmouth in third.

Jeff Farrington was the winner in the 25-lap feature for the Schooner Bay Taxi Thunder 4 Minis, as Shane Webber and Jeff Davis joined him in victory lane.

Following post-race tech inspection, David Whitelaw of Readfield took home the win in the Ideal Roadrunners 15-lap feature.

Racing results for July 3:

Norm’s Used Cars Pro Stocks (40 laps) — Kevin Douglass, Sidney; Scott Chubbuck, Bowdoin; Jamie Wright, Woolwich; Nick Hinkley, Wiscasset; Josh St. Clair, Liberty; Kevin Morse, Woolwich; Andy Saunders, Ellsworth; Shane Lane, North Anson; Joey Peaslee, Thomaston; Logan Melcher, Fayette; and Nick Reno, West Bath.

Brackett’s Market 4-Cylinder Pro (25 laps) — Jett Decker, Chesterville; Ryan Hayes, Jefferson; Nicole Benincasa, Buxton; Andy Kaherl, Saco; Ben Burgess, Hartford; Daniel Harding, Fairfield; Cole Binnette, Lyman; Josh Hall, Mount Vernon; Marissa LaPointe, Peru; Kaden Neptune, Mount Vernon; Taylor Lane, Phillips; and Garritt McKee, Dixmont.

Ideal Roadrunners (15 laps) — David Whitelaw, Readfield; Jeff Read, Sommersville; Sharon Whitelaw, Readfield; Skip Meservey, Warren; Taylor Bartolotta, Bristol; Crystal Bourassa, Bristol; Seth Woodard, Plymouth; Merrill Chapman, Bristol; and Jason Meservey, Warren.

Maxwell’s Market Super Street (30 laps) — Dominic Curit, Saco; Devin Curit, Saco; Colby Peacock, Yarmouth; P.J. Merrill, Canton; Matt Beers, Farmingdale; Sean Johnson, Oakland; James Osmond, Wiscasset; David Greenleaf, Westport; Darick Barker, Durham; Dan Trask, Chelsea; Dan Nessmith, Chelsea; Bobby Mesimer, Wiscasset; Kenny Harrison, Durham; Mike Hodgkins, Jefferson; and Michael Harrison, Durham.

Schooner Bay Tax Thunder 4 Mini (25 laps) — Jeff Farrington, Alna; Shane Webber, New Vinyard; Jeff Davis, Woolwich; Doug Degroat, Oxford; Paul Hopkins, Camden; Ches Williams, Hope; A.J. Jordan, Clinton; Hunter Dodge, Freeport; Doug Churchill, Bristol; and Michael Duffy, Camden.

Ken Minott works for Wiscasset Speedway.

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